Posted: Mon 3rd Jul 2023

Plans for ‘prestigious’ 55 static caravan and chalet holiday homes on rural Anglesey farm

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This article is old - Published: Monday, Jul 3rd, 2023

An application to site a “prestigious” holiday park on a rural Anglesey farm will be considered by planners. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Anglesey County Council has received proposals for the change of use of agricutural land to site 55 static holiday caravans/chalets at the property at Pentraeth Road, Menai Bridge.
The scheme would include the construction of new on site roads, erection of package treatment building, construction of car parking area together, soft and hard landscaping and associated development.
The application has been made by site owners Rupert and Mrs Bonnie Cunliffe through agents Elfed Williams, of Erw Consulting Chartered Surveyors.
The plans state that the “high quality ” development would provide “a tranquil haven for retired professionals, executives and their families
looking to escape the commercial pressures of the North West cities.
The applicants hope if approved, it would establish Wern Farm as a “prestigious holiday home park” would provide a sustainable business for the applicants’s family for “generations to come.”
The plans concerns a 4.30 hectare agricultural agricultural site currently used for grazing.
The new development would be an extension of a tourism businesse and would provide “…an extension of an existing cluster of long-established rural holiday letting cottages on the property, so is physically related to and forms part of an existing tourism facility.”
The proposal would be physically attached to the existing holiday cottages cluster/enterprise, and is not within an AONB, SSSI or SLA”
The unit sizes may vary, but will not exceed a length of 20m and width of 6.8m and height of 3.05m, it states.
All units will be occupied “exclusively for holiday purposes.” If accepted, the scheme could provide three fulltime and four part time roles jobs the applications says.
It also adds that “no domestic neighbours are located as close to the proposed site as to be remotely less still directly affected by visual or noise (or any) physical intrusions or impacts.”
An ecology report states “based upon existing information there do not appear to be any protected species issues.”
Although red squirrels had been recorded within the area and were
“likely to be present in the adjacent woodland.”
Ecological mitigation would however include the installation of bat and bird boxes on the surrounding trees along with some native hedge planting.
The application says in its business overview:
“Ownership of holiday caravans and lodges are deemed to be a more acceptable form of holiday home ownership which takes the pressure off the traditional housing stock of local towns and
villages.”
“The continued demand for holiday homes in the UK can therefore be met by the holiday park sector as these parks can provide a defined unit of holiday accommodation for exclusive use and ownership by the holiday maker.
“The standard of accommodation provided by modern caravans and lodges is now of an extremely high quality, with most lodges built to a residential standard.
“The owners of Wern Farm have a young family themselves and quality family time will be a key driver in their business philosophy.”
The park would also offer “environmentally friendly activities.” A proposed children’s play area, would include a “Bug Hotel” and will use where possible natural products.
A number of electric vehicle charging points will be installed and re-cycling areas will created.
Consideration would alos be given to obtain B Corp certification, a business standards accreditation, it claims.
“Wern Farm will attempt to become the first in Wales to achieve it.” It states. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

By BBC LDRS ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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